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Dyna Glo Propane Heater

A Dyna Glo Propane Heater is a great piece of kit for anyone who regularly takes camping, caravan or RV trips in cold weather.
The ‘Dyna-Glo Tag-A-Long Portable Propane Heater’ – the official title on the box – will allow you to take an easily powered heat source with you wherever you go. If you are all familiar with the ‘Mr Buddy’ propane heater, this Dyna-Glo model is very similar. So what are the features of Dyna-Glo propane heaters that you should be aware of?
This Dyna glo heater is powered by your standard 16.4 ounce propane bottles. These are the regular Coleman type bottles you find at many stores, so finding fuel for your heater will not be difficult. Inside the end of the heater is a compartment for tucking the propane bottle neatly away. The compartment also contains a special swiveling valve that allows you to first hookup the bottle, and then lower it into place in the holder. Very handy!


Dyna Glo Safety Features
The Dyna-Glo Tag-A-Long has a few features to ensure maximum safety during use. First it features a tip-over sensor. This sensor will shut off the heater automatically if the heater falls over. Also included are low-oxygen sensors which are also designed to shutoff the heater if it senses Oxygen is being intended.
While this is a great idea, I would still recommend anyone using one of these inside to ensure they have a cracked window for ventilation – you can’t be too careful. Finally the manufacture boasts of the units’ heavy duty safety grills.
Dyna Glo Propane Heating and Runtime
This adjustable propane heater can put out between 4500 BTU and 8000 BTU of heat, depending on how you set it. One of the 16.4 Oz. Coleman canisters can power the unit for close to 5 hours, enough to provide heating – and residual heat – for a night.
Precautionary Note
Many people will buy a large 20lb propane tank and rig a hookup to power these type of heaters. This is done to allow for extended run time. It also reduces the cost of operation, as the small Coleman canisters are rather expensive.
If you choose to go this route, do so at your own risk, but please keep this caution in mind. Before shutting of the propane heater, shut off the propane tank. Let the heater keep burning until it uses all the remaining propane in the feeder house. This will prevent the high pressure propane in the hose causing any damage to any of your equipment.
Dyna Glo Two Models
The Dyna-Glo heater is available in two different models. The chief difference between the two being that the larger of the two dyna glo heaters is powered by two of the Coleman cylinders, and can produce a little more heat for twice as long as the smaller unit.
If your outdoor adventures require a mobile heat source in the form of a portable heater, then a Dyna Glo Propane heater may be right for you.